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Kennet & Avon Canal 145 Mile Race 2019 | Bristol - London

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Friday 26th July 2019

Entries Open
Thursday 27th September 2018
Entries Close
Sunday 30th June 2019
Support Types
Supported (own crew); Unsupported (tended by organisers)
Entries so Far
43 Participants
Entry Fees
Supported: £60 (Attached)   £61 (Unattached)
Unsupported: £90 (Attached)  £91 (Unattached)
Includes booking fee
Contact
the organiser - Keith Godden
Phone
07780 685538

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Introduction

Held under UK:Athletics rules and with the kind permission of The Canal & River Trust, this non-stop race is from Temple Meads Railway Station, Bristol, along the way-marked Kennet & Avon Canal towpath, Thames Path National Trail and Grand Union Canal towpath to Paddington Railway Station, London. Competitors who must be 18 or over, are recommended to have their own support crews, but up to 50 Unsupported runners can be catered for by the Organisers, CANALRACE C.I.C.

Course Records

Men: 25:48 Paul Beechey (2017); Ladies: 32:46 Wendy Shaw (2018)

Entry

Thank you for your interest to compete in the 2019 KACR. Entry will be complete as soon as payment is made on SiEntries (subject to correct Questionnaire answers). The organiser reserves the right to refuse entry with no reason being given.

KACR 2019 PRE-ENTRY NOTES and TERMS & CONDITIONS including Competitor Rules (also shown below) should be read and fully understood before entering.

N.B. This event:

- is minimum support, but with feed points at 12, 26, 44, 58, 74, 86, 102, 116 and 130 miles for Unsupported runners. Drinks available for all competitors at these points;
- has no first aid or medical backup, but provides transport for retiring Unsupported entrants;
- welcomes support crews, and buddy runners (not pacers) one at a time, on foot only from 65 miles;
- has checkpoint cut-off times in line with an overall time-limit of 45 hours (i.e. to finish by 0300 hours on Sunday 28th);
- is limited to 100 starters in total, first come first served. Places will not be allocated by lottery draw.

Competitor Rules

1. The full distance must be completed on foot, keeping, wherever possible, to the recognised towpath route.
2. All Competitors must notify Race HQ (Tel. 07778 550945 or 07780 685538) immediately on retiring (even if they have already reported this at a checkpoint) or if they drop behind a schedule in line with the cut-off times.
3. Competitors must reach all checkpoints by the closing times printed on the maps. They must leave within 40 minutes of arrival. (Ref. rule 4.) Competitors must reach the Whitehouse Roving Bridge (No 53) checkpoint at 72.4 miles within 19.5 hours, i.e. by 0130 hours on Saturday.
4. Competitors will be deemed to have retired if stopped for more than 40 minutes at any one time. Competitors may enter vehicles for warmth, rest and nourishment, but will be disqualified if the vehicle moves. On no account must that vehicle move. Any runner seen in a moving vehicle will count as retired, even if the intention is to return to the same place to resume, unless the vehicle is going to the aid of another entrant in difficulty.
5. All competitors must display their race number to the front. It will be recorded at checkpoints en route. The medical form on the reverse of the number must be completed including emergency contact name and telephone number.
6. All competitors must carry a mobile phone for calls to Race HQ; and have the financial means to sustain themselves in the event of breakdown of support vehicle.
7. All competitors must carry a foil ‘space’ blanket at night.
8. Unsupported competitors must also carry the provided maps.
9. Unsupported competitors must have one kit bag only, clearly labelled. For overseas competitors, and in exceptional cases, a maximum of two clearly labelled kit bags will be accepted. Competitors must minimise the size and weight of their bag, bringing only what is necessary.
10. Competitors and crews must accept full responsibility for their actions (see Terms & Conditions).
11. Entrants must undertake to inform the organiser if unable to take part (see Pre-Entry Notes).
12. Buddy runners (someone who runs with the competitor) must not run in front of their runner, always beside or behind. If in front they will be regarded as pacers and pacing is not permitted in this event. Competitors may have only one buddy runner at a time and then only from the 66 mile meeting point at The Dundas Arms, Kintbury. Buddy runners must be on foot.
13. Walking poles are not allowed at this event for runners or buddies.
14. All runners and buddies must carry a torch, or headlamp, and wear reflective clothing when on road sections at night.


Other events in this series

Sat 25 May 19 Grand Union Canal Race (GUCR)
Sat 24 Aug 19 Leeds & Liverpool Canal Race (LLCR)

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